Shakes are wooden shingles made from split logs. Typically cedar but sometimes out of pine. The length and thickness varies so each roof has a very unique look. Cedar shakes have been used for 100’s of years and are a reliable roofing material as long as they are properly maintained. If you own a home with a cedar roof plan for maintenance very few years. This can include cleaning the shingles, replacing damaged cedar shakes and then treating the entire roof with a preservative and sealant to prolong the life of the roof.
When you are buying a home with a cedar shake roof it’s a good idea to have a roofing contractor familiar with cedar shakes provide an evaluation of the roof. On the home purchase of recent clients we made sure to include a roof inspection by a qualified cedar roofing professional as a component of the home inspection.
Local cedar roofing contractors we have worked with in the past include:
- Freedom Restorations – Bloomington, IL – (866) 893-8983 – http://www.FreedomWood.com
- Dick Butler Roofing – Champaign, IL – (217) 356-2111
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